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Posted on January 27, 2017 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Design, Energy, Feng Shui, Health, Hong Kong, Living, Love, Mindfulness, Qi, Yin

Enter the Yin Fire Rooster

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Roosters are interesting creatures traditionally associated with awakenings. As we officially welcome this protective farm yard icon let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2017. The Yang Fire Monkey brought a substantial amount of chaos and disorder throughout 2016. As the […]

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Qi 气 on Confidence, Energy, Fear, Feng Shui, Hope, Living, Mercury Retrograde, Qi, Retrograde

Let’s focus on a future-possible

  And so it begins…   We have entered into a Mercury Retrograde dear friends. Be not afraid! Rather than advise you to avoid signing contracts, taking long trips, making important career moves etc I would like to invite you to consider using this highly energetic time to focus on growth, on your own conscious evolution. […]

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Balance, Change, Chinese Culture, Confidence, Design, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Interior Design, Living, Mindfulness, Outer Space, Positive Psychology, Positivity, Prosperity, Qi, Relationships, Self-esteem, Space Clearing, Transformation, Wellness

Positive transitions

The full moon in Aquarius this evening marks a positive change for those who wish to align with it’s forces. Your self-confidence will flourish and in turn will result in progress professionally as well as deepened relationships and better overall health. As we transit towards a new eclipse cycle starting September 1st this astronomical surge of […]

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Change, Confidence, Creativity, Faith, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Interior Design, Living, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, peace, Qi, Relationships, Simplicity, Space Clearing, Strength, Success, Uncategorized, Wellness

A quick guide to finding your positive Qi flow #3

3. UNCERTAINTY / SECURITY   “ The only thing that is constant is change ” – Heraclitus In times where we feel pushed towards unexpected change we tend to seek comfort in that which is familiar. For some this can lead towards stock-piling and hoarding which communicates to your subconscious that you are in need, […]

Posted on April 10, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Feng Shui, Health, Living, Love, Mirrors, Qi, Relationships, Self-esteem, Yang, Yin

A quick guide to finding your positive Qi flow #2

2. REJECTION / ACCEPTANCE It is a natural human condition to want the acceptance and love of others. When we find ourselves in a relationship we generally try to make sure that we don’t do anything to jeopardise it. This can lead towards many compromises, imbalance and eventually feelings of discontentment on either or both sides. […]

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Confidence, Energy, Failure, Feng Shui, Goal Setting, Living, Positive Psychology, Qi, Strength, Success, Visualisation

A quick guide to finding your positive Qi flow #1

#1. FAILURE / SUCCESS This is common and understandable fear. Even ‘successful’ people suffer from a fear of failure and is likely to be their motivator. As with overcoming most common fears, it’s all about facing the fear by taking action. So I would invite you to write down a pressing worry that is on […]

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Beauty, Change, Children, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Colour trends, Creativity, Design, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Fashion, Fashion forecasting, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Hong Kong, Human experience, Industry, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Business and Trade Development, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Kindness, Love, Meditation, Metaphysics, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nutrition, Pantone, Philosophy, Property, Prosperity, Qi, Reflection, Seasonal Foods, Space Clearing, TCM, Transformation, Travel, Wellness, Yang, Year of the Monkey, Yin

Enter the Yang Fire Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Monkeys like to embrace a challenge and tease us with their inquisitive nature. As we officially welcome this creative and clever animal let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2016.   The departure of the yin wood Goat can be unsettling […]

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Change, Chinese Culture, Compassion, Cosmic Breath, Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature, Nurturing, Philosophy, Positivity, Qi, Serenity, Tao, Taoism, TCM, The Universe, Wellness

Trust the process

The word ‘Tao’ 道 (or Dao) translates into “path” or “way” and Taoist belief is based on the idea that there is a central or organising principle of the Universe, a natural order or a “way of heaven”, that we can come to know by living in harmony with nature, in tune with our hearts […]

Posted on January 4, 2016 by Qi 气 on Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Ethics, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Health, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Philosophy, Qi, Seasonal Foods, TCM, Wellness

Ethical and Energetic Eating

Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine are closely linked. Eating seasonal food offers an approach to diet from the perspective of ancient peoples, who understood how the energetic qualities of food affect both physical and spiritual health. I was introduced to this subject by one of my first Shifu’s in Seattle back in 2013 and later […]